Cardi B Apologizes After Backlash Over Hindu-Inspired Photoshoot: ‘I Don’t Like Disrespecting Nobody Religion’

Published: Wednesday 11th Nov 2020 by Rashad

Cardi B may have dropped jaws when the stunning set of photos that accompanied her ‘Footwear News’ spread surfaced online Tuesday (November 10), but for some that surprise was anger not appreciation.

As the story (which celebrates the arrival of her November 13-due Reebok shoe line) made its rounds on the net, many took to the mag’s social media handles to slam it for insensitivity to the Hindu religion.  The hoopla grew so large, ‘FN’ not only issued an apology but also replaced the cover.

Taking to PEOPLE, reps for the publication stated:

“Yesterday we posted content from our exclusive Cardi B cover shoot. One of the images was intended to pay homage to Hindu goddess Durga, and our intent was to show a powerful woman. However, we realize we were not considerate of certain cultural and religious perspectives and how this could be perceived as deeply offensive. Today, we’re releasing another cover from the shoot that was a subscriber exclusive.”

Later, the GRAMMY winner echoed their sentiment.  Look inside for her official statement:


 

The tweets above are just a few of hundreds peddled the way of B after her ‘Footwear News’ gained traction online.  Once the backlash reached her desk, she responded with:

 “When I did the Reebok shoot, the creatives told me I was going to represent a Goddess; that she represents strength, femininity and liberation, and that’s something I love and I’m all about,” said Cardi. “And though it was dope, if people think I’m offending their culture or their religion I want to say I’m sorry. That was not my intent. I do not like disrespecting nobody’s religion. I wouldn’t like people to offend my religion.”

Continuing, she stated:

“I wasn’t trying to be disrespectful; maybe I should have done my research,” Cardi concluded. “I’m sorry, I can’t change the past, but I will do more research for the future.”

 

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The new cover can be seen below:

 

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Yesterday we posted content from our exclusive Cardi B cover shoot. One of the images was intended to pay homage to Hindu goddess Durga, and our intent was to show a powerful woman. However, we realize we were not considerate of certain cultural and religious perspectives and how this could be perceived as deeply offensive. We take full accountability for this oversight and we apologize. It is important we learn from this example and are sensitive to this sort of religious imagery when creative discussions are taking place in the future. Today, we’re releasing another cover from the shoot that was a subscriber exclusive. 📷: @jorafrantzis

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  1. Trumpella November 12, 2020

    Who give a f*** about those terrorists. PC culture is killing the industry. Whiny ass baby’s.

  2. eric November 12, 2020

    She doesn’t care what she puts out there as long as it’s attention grabbing, and that’s how mistakes like this happen.

    • FAF November 12, 2020

      Correct

  3. Billyjean November 12, 2020

    The passed? R U DUM?

  4. Payola & Sympathy November 12, 2020

    See what happens when you’re a dumb stripper and your team does everything for you write ✍️ your raps and picks out your photoshoots. CardiB your nothing but a puppet being used by the industry

  5. Flopyonce November 12, 2020

    Americans. The only people who get upset over such shxt. No one outside the US gives a damn about ‘cultural appropriation‘

    • Gag Order November 12, 2020

      An idiot…the people who responded are people outside of the country who practice Hindu

  6. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) November 12, 2020

    F/u/ck all the stupid religious💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ Creative is god so deal with it! Go Cardi u doing the right thang!

  7. Jim November 12, 2020

    She’s a f****** entertainer, let her do that. Pictures are gorgeous.. f*** all these lifeless ppl.
    She’s not your students principal or the pastor.. she’s a ghetto, rachet entertainer.. she should have NO real influence outside of causing laughs and making u nod to music..
    Stop looking to entertainers as role models..

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